Jolt Jolt (j[=o]lt), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Jolted}; p. pr. & vb. n. Jolting.] [Prob. fr. jole, joll, jowl, and orig. meaning, to knock on the head. See {Jowl}.] To shake with short, abrupt risings and fallings, as a carriage moving on rough ground; as, the coach jolts. [1913 Webster]

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  • jolted — adjective 1. bumped or shaken jerkily (Freq. 1) the jolted passengers • Similar to: ↑agitated 2. disturbed psychologically as if by a physical jolt or shock (Freq. 1) retrieved his named from her jolted memory the accident left her badly sha …   Useful english dictionary

  • jolted — dʒəʊlt n. sudden blow; movement caused by a sudden blow; mental shock v. shove, push forcefully; jar, shake; shock mentally; hit, stun with a forceful blow; rudely interfere, interrupt; move jerkily …   English contemporary dictionary

  • disturbed jolted shaken — agitated agitated adj. 1. troubled emotionally and usually deeply. Opposite of {unagitated}. agitated parents Note: Narrower terms are: {demoniac, demoniacal ; distraught, overwrought; {disturbed, jolted, shaken}; {feverish, hectic}; {frantic,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Disasters — ▪ 2009 Introduction Aviation       January 23, Poland. A Spanish built CASA transport plane carrying members of the Polish air force home from a conference on flight safety in Warsaw crashes near the town of Miroslawiec; all 20 aboard are killed …   Universalium

  • jolt — [[t]ʤo͟ʊlt[/t]] jolts, jolting, jolted 1) V ERG If something jolts or if something jolts it, it moves suddenly and quite violently. The wagon jolted again... [V prep] The train jolted into motion... [V n] They were working frantically in the fear …   English dictionary

  • jolt — I UK [dʒəʊlt] / US [dʒoʊlt] noun [countable] Word forms jolt : singular jolt plural jolts 1) a) a sudden strong feeling that does not last long, especially one of surprise or fear I realized with a jolt that she was staring at me. a jolt of… …   English dictionary

  • jolt — jolter, n. joltingly, adv. joltless, adj. /johlt/, v.t. 1. to jar, shake, or cause to move by or as if by a sudden rough thrust; shake up roughly: The bus jolted its passengers as it went down the rocky road. 2. to knock sharply so as to dislodge …   Universalium

  • jolt — ▪ I. jolt jolt 1 [dʒəʊlt ǁ dʒoʊlt] noun [countable] a shock that causes prices and markets to change suddenly: • Many companies got a jolt from the attempted coup. • The crisis gave a jolt to the world energy markets.   [m0] ▪ II. jolt jolt 2 …   Financial and business terms

  • Jolt — Jolt, v. t. 1. To cause to move with a sudden motion, especially an up and down motion, as in a carriage going over rough ground, or on a high trotting horse; as, the horse jolts the rider; fast driving jolts the carriage and the passengers.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • jolt — jolt1 [dʒəult US dʒoult] v [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: Perhaps from joll to hit (15 19 centuries) + jot to knock against (16 19 centuries)] 1.) [I and T] to move suddenly and roughly, or to make someone or something move in this way = ↑jerk ▪ We… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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